About 40 juried artists, from all over the country,gathered in Cheyenne for the Inaugural Wyoming Plein Air Event this last week. Sue McCullough, who was also juried in, and myself went together and we painted the town, the prairie, the cows and the, oh-so-beautiful, Snowy Mountians. At every turn, Cheyenne surprised us; what a great town. I painted this early morning view of the old power plant and was pretty happy to be voted the favorite by my fellow artists.
I took home a beautiful Guerilla 9"x12" plein air Box and tripod, which was the prize for Artist's Choice Award.
Stay tuned - next Saturday I head to the Estes Park Plein Air Event.
These are the four other paintings I entered into the Plein Air Show which opened in Cheyenne on Saturday evening, August 9th. From the top left; 'Late Show' 8"x6", 'Heavy Weather' 9"x12", 'Patch of Blue' 16"x12", and "Pine View" 16"x12". Click on the image to see it enlarged. Scroll down to see and read about the Quick Draw, held on Saturday morning.
Quick Draw Saturday finally came and the Depot Square was filled with a colorful 'farmer's market', tourists and a enough nervous energy to power the whole town for a week. Once the whistle blew, however, we all got down to business. Here, Al Tofanelli from Northern California, paints the cowboy model.
Here is my 'quick draw' of the Wyoming capital dome (from the Depot). I was very happy that one person bidding for my piece at the auction was from the Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office.